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Cadee says Sixers to 'stick to the process'

09 Feb
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Dale Fletcher

'Throughout this process where we have turned things around we have just had a focus on the next game, and control what we can control.'

Adelaide 36ers point guard Jason Cadee said his side has one focus and that’s the Bullets in Brisbane on Friday night.

The 36ers travel to Nissan Arena and must win to keep the NBL24 Play-In tournament hopes alive, and Cadee believes his side need to continue their new-found mindset.

“We have talked about it as a group, especially after Sunday’s loss,” Cadee told media this week.

“But we are also very mindful that throughout this process where we have turned things around we have just had a focus on the next game, and control what we can control.

“So, for us right now is Brisbane.”

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With almost every team still able to make the NBL Play-In top six, Cadee said his side knows anyone can beat anyone with the competition so close.

“I’ve never seen like this (before), when last place has 10 wins,” Cadee said.

“I’ve never seen it this wild of how close it is now from fourth down to 10th.

“Everyone is in the same situation, Brisbane is in the same situation as us, they need to win.

“For us, is going there and not letting them do that, which means we walk away with a win.”

Cadee said the way the 36ers have rebounded, winning six of the past eight games to make alate rally for the NBL Play-In, has been promising not only for the rest of NBL24, but for NBL25 and beyond.

“We have got things going on a path now where people think ‘well, hang on a sec, they have turned things around’,” Cadee said.

“But there is no real fun in watching the playoffs.

“We have to find a way of getting in there, and if we get in there, how do we keep winning games.”

Adelaide will travel to Brisbane on Thursday for Friday night’s must-win clash against the Bullets at Nissan Arena from 7pm ACDT.

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BRISBANE BULLETS vs ADELAIDE 36ERS
Nissan Arena, Friday 7pm ACDT

OVERALL
Played 97, Adelaide 51, Brisbane 46

LAST FIVE MATCHES
Dec 24, 2023 –36ers 95 def Bullets 88 at AEC
Sept 29, 2023 –Bullets 86 def 36ers 71 at Nissan Arena
Jan 19, 2023 - Bullets 106 def 36ers 101 (OT) at Nissan Arena
Dec 29, 2022 –36ers 90 def Bullets 87 at AEC
Dec 17, 2022 –36ers 108 def Bullets 77 at AEC

LIKELY STARTERS
Brisbane: Mitch Norton, Nathan Sobey, Sam MacDaniel, Josh Bannan, Tyrell Harrison.
Adelaide: Trey Kell, DJ Vasiljevic, Nick Marshall, Kyrin Galloway, Isaac Humphries.

STATS THAT MATTER

  • The home team has won each of the past five games between Brisbane and Adelaide.
  • Adelaide has won four of its past 21 away games but has won two of their past three.
  • Brisbane has lost each of its last 21 games after trailing at half-time.
  • The 36ers have won four games when trailing at three quarter time - most in the league
  • This season, 35.8% of Brisbane's scoring has come from the bench - highest in the league.
  • Trey Kell III scored a career-high 29 points against Tasmania on Sunday.
  • Brisbane has lost the second half in eight of its past nine games.
  • Isaac Humphries has recorded 2+ blocks in three consecutive appearances - longest active streak of any player in the league
  • Tyrell Harrison has recorded 8+ rebounds in four consecutive appearances
  • Jason Cadee is just two away from 600 NBL career three-pointers.
  • Aron Baynes has a career average of 9.8 rebounds per game against Adelaide
  • Nathan Sobey has career averages of 19.5 points and 4.8 assists per game against Adelaide - most against any opponent.
  • Isaac Humphries is the only Adelaide player to have started every game this season.
  • Mitch Norton is just one away from 200 NBL career three-pointers.
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